Author Archives: Julie Armstrong

Income Withholding Order Document Guidelines Released

Income Withholding Order Documents Private firms, attorneys, and courts authorized under state law to issue IWOs must use the OMB-approved IWO form for all child support income withholding by employers. IWOs issued on or after 05/31/11 (i.e., new IWOs) 1. If … Continue reading

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Changes Proposed to Criminal Law Local Rules

The Marion Superior Court has proposed changes to the Criminal Law Local Rules as they pertain to Initial Hearings and Review of Counsel. The full proposal is here. Comments to these proposed Local Rules are requested through Noon on September … Continue reading

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Attorney Licensing Fees Increase

Effective today the annual licensing fee paid by attorneys to the Indiana Supreme Court increases by $15.  Last week the Indiana Supreme Court issued an order raising the fee to $145.  Attorneys will also now pay their fees online through the Clerk of … Continue reading

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30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

As you head out for the weekend take a look at an interesting list of recommended reading compiled for the American Bar Association by some recognizable lawyers.   I know I’m looking to restock my reading material at this point in the summer.  This … Continue reading

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IN Dept. of Revenue Updates

Tax practitioners have access to electronic updates from the Indiana Department of Revenue.  Become a Facebook fan Follow the Department on Twitter  Sign up for automatic e-mail updates on the Department’s website at  View recent posting. Have a question?  … Continue reading

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Save Date – Bench Bar Conf. June 14-16, 2012

This should NOT be a “best kept secret”. The IndyBar’s Bench Bar Conference is regularly attended by more than 50 judicial officers and should be a MUST ATTEND seminar for litigators practicing courts locatied in Marion County. The CLE is … Continue reading

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iPad Apps Great for Attorneys

I have seen several recent seminars highlighting apps that are particularly useful for lawyers.  If you have an iPad maximize its use.  Here’s a list of some of the most often recommended apps: Court Days Pro Keynote Litigator QuickOffice Connect Read … Continue reading

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Small Claims Courts in Wall Street Journal

I spent a few days away from the computer, but while I was away it appears that the Marion County Small Claims Courts made The Wall Street Journal. Read more here.   —Julie M. Armstrong, IndyBar Executive Director

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Strip Searches Should Be Limited – ABA

Individuals arrested and detained for misdemeanor offenses or crimes that do not involve domestic violence or drugs and do not suggest a motive or opportunity to smuggle contraband into a prison or other detention facility should not be strip searched, … Continue reading

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Indy’s a Great Place to Live and Work

It’s no secret the Indianapolis is a great place to practice law. We have the largest percentage of Indiana’s lawyers living and/or practicing within the boundaries of our city. They represent the greatest depth of legal expertise, diversity and collegiality … Continue reading

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